Category Archives: Green

A Primer to Rainwater Harvesting

rain water barrel

Rainwater harvesting is used for a wide range of activities, including watering plants and landscaping, fire protection, watering livestock, and even washing your car. Harvesting systems come in a variety of sizes and complexity, and help conserve the precious commodity of water in locations around the world.

Building a Backyard Greenhouse

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Whether you’ve been a plant lover all your life or you’re relatively new to the idea of gardening and excited about the opportunity, building a backyard greenhouse is a great way to really up you gardening game. A backyard greenhouse can maximize the production potential of even the smallest backyard gardening spaces.

Green Roofs: Ecological Roofing (Are White Roofs Green?)

green roof on houseAs you move forward with your commitment to live a greener lifestyle, thoughts often turn closer to home and things you can do not only inside your home, but also to the outside your home in order to make it a more sustainable and planet-friendly place to live. Your roof is one such area.

Eco-Friendly Landscape / Green Living Lawn Alternatives

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Landscaping is big business in the U.S. for businesses and homeowners alike. With new efforts to save the planet, though, it’s time to turn some serious attention towards the way we landscape in order to determine greener alternatives for your landscaping activities.

Happy Cow

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If you are committed to a healthy eating, vegetarian, or vegan lifestyle, then you know the challenges you face finding good food to satisfy your dietary and culinary requirements. That’s where Happy Cow comes into the picture, by offering the quintessential guide for all things vegetarian/vegan.

Green Hotels

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Travelers often look for different things when choosing hotels. However, Forbes reports that a recent survey reveals that two out of three travelers want to stay in green hotels. Another interesting reveal from this survey is that travelers feel hotels need to do a better job of letting them know about their environmentally friendly practices.

Green Housekeeping: Planet-Friendly Cleaning Options

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Spring cleaning is in the air, and today, environmentally-friendly cleaning products abound.

You try hard to live a lifestyle that not only avoids exposing your family to unnecessary harsh chemicals, but also one that doesn’t expose the planet to unnecessary toxins, pollutants, and other negative outcomes. For some people, cleaning products have proven particularly challenging.

FROGBOX: Greener Moving Boxes

Ever get tired of the endless search for cardboard boxes when moving? How about the guessing game that goes along with deciphering the not-so-interesting smells coming from them? Search no more. There’s a better way to deal with the boxing of your prized possessions when moving – FROGBOX!

What are Social K Retirement Plans?

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At the heart and soul of it, the social(k) retirement plan is a 401(k) plan with a social conscious. Businesses and employees alike are looking for ways to make their investments matter. What better way to do that than by using your retirement investments to invest in socially conscious endeavors?

Energy Tax Credit: 2015 Edition

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In an effort to do their part to encourage citizens to live greener, more energy efficient lives, state and federal governments have taken to offering tax credits to homeowners who invest in greater energy efficiencies.